Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA
Sekondi, Aug 16, GNA – The Orthodox Anglican
Church (OAC) of Ghana, has nominated Reverend Canon Edward Kwamina Minnah, as
the new head of the church to preside over both religious and social
engagements of the church across the country.
The Orthodox Anglican Church of Ghana, a
branch of the Orthodox Anglican Communion worldwide, is a global Christian
Church committed to the historic faith of the Anglican Tradition.
The church was officially recognised in Ghana,
on 28th July, 2007 under the name Diocese of Saints Peter and Paul (SS Peter
and Paul) and has its mother Head Quarters in North Carolina, United States of
Mr Kofi Gyetsua Ankuma, Chairman of the
Publicity and Media Relations Sub- Committee told the Ghana News Agency in
Takoradi that a special Diocesan Convention held in the early part of June this
year gave Rev. Minnah an overwhelming endorsement to be the Bishop elect for
The church, currently has branches in
Dansoman, Kokrobite, Jasikan, Tarkwa, Shama, Effiakuma and Nkotompo with
Sekondi as its National headquarters.
Rev. Canon Edward Kwamina Mintah, Bishop
elect, who is currently the Priest of the Church of Christ the Healer of OAC
Ghana, Nkotompo branch, emerged as the second Presiding Bishop Elect of the
Church in Ghana.
The Bishop elect, hails from Cape Coast and
was born on December 22, 1951.
The Bishop Elect, is currently pursuing a
Master’s programme at the St. Andrews Theological College and Seminary in the
United States of America aside a Diploma in Business Studies from the Takoradi
Polytechnic, a certified professional in Theology from St. Nicholas Seminary in
He is married to Mrs Marian Mansa Minnah the
Ahanta West Municipal Youth Director of the National Youth Authority and is
blessed with five children.
Reverend Canon Minnah, who would undergo
official consecration and enthronement on September 29, 2018 succeeds Most Rev.
Welbourne who retired in 2015.
The ceremony would be performed by His Grace,
The Most Reverend Thomas Edward Gordon, Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop of
the Orthodox Anglican Communion World Wide and assisted by Most Reverend Dr.
C.I. Umane, the Archbishop and President, Conference of African Bishops of the
OAC, and other Bishops across Africa.